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    12th – 14th June 2020 The sixth Poole Harbour Boat Show is taking place in June from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 30,000 people in attendance in during 2017, 2018 and 2019, the show continues to be the biggest-ever free to attend boat show on the South Coast. Running from the […]


    The Nautic in a few words… The Nautic Paris International Boat Show gathers every year, at the beginning of December, all the sectors of the nautical industries. It becomes on this occasion the largest indoor port in France and one of the most important boat shows of its kind in the world. From Saturday 7 […]


    Join us on the water Join us for Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park, Southampton from 11-20 September 2020. Discover the latest, accessible, affordable and flexible ways to enjoy boating and watersports with a whole range of opportunities to get out on the water at the Show. You’ll also find 600+ global marine brands […]


    Join Bates Wharf in association with other Thames Valley & London dealers at this 3-day inland on water event – The Thames Valley and London Boat Show 2020. WHERE:  Penton Hook Marina, Chertsey WHEN: 8th-10th May 2020 More information coming soon


    QUITE POSSIBLY THE BEST WAY TO FIND YOUR NEXT BOAT! Join us at the largest boat show in Europe, attracting over 250,000 visitors to see 1,900 exhibitors across 14 huge exhibition halls… for boating enthusiasts Boot Düsseldorf is a sight to behold. With a flight time of 1hr25 mins from London; you’ll barely have time […]

    Riding4Dreams – London to Paris

    217 miles in 41 degrees heat followed by thunderstorms and hours of rain.  15 punctures, 3 replacement tyres, 110 bananas and more fig rolls than we could count but we made it from Thorpe Park to Disneyland Paris. Please read Our Story, about Dreamflight and help us pay for 8 Children with Disabilities holiday of […]

    Cannes Yachting Festival 2019

    Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival will be the first to see Fairline launch multiple boats to the global market, starting with the eagerly anticipated Squadron 68. Featuring the award-winning Italian design of Alberto Mancini and world-renowned engineering from Vripack, the Squadron 68 is effortlessly chic, blending luxury design and a well-considered layout with Fairline’s celebrated […]

    Fairline F//Line 33 London Launch

    Ahead of the World Premiere at Cannes Yachting Festival in September, we would like to invite you to our exclusive London launch party at which the Fairline F//Line 33 will be revealed for the very first time** on Thursday 29th August from 19:00-23:00 Please send your RSVP to  **critertia apply on RSVP

    Southampton Boat Show 2019

    SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW; BRITAIN’S BIGGEST AND BEST FESTIVAL OF BOATING WHERE: Mayflower Park, STAND E092 WHEN: 13-22 September 2019 WHO TO CONTACT: +44 (0) 1932 571141 / WEBSITE: Join us at Mayflower Park for a fantastic array of boats for sale ranging from sports boat to sports cruisers and yachts from world renowned brands. […]

    Thames Valley and London Boat Show 2019

    Join Bates Wharf in association with other Thames Valley & London dealers at this 3-day inland on water event – The Thames Valley and London Boat Show 2019 WHERE:  Penton Hook Marina, Chertsey WHEN: 12th-14th April 2019 Over 20 new boat brands are available to view including Fairline, Bayliner, Beneteau, Sessa and more. With such an […]

    Poole Open Weekend 2019

    Join Bates Wharf with Bayliner & Beneteau boats on Poole Quay from the 22nd-24th March 2019. With exhibitors including SBS trailers, Coleman’s insurance, SGB Marine Finance this weekend is the perfect introduction to boating for first time buyers and repeat buyers alike. HIGHLIGHTS:  Launch of the NEW Beneteau Flyer 8 Launch of the NEW Bayliner […]

    Dusseldorf Boat Show 2019

    Quite possibly the best way to find your next boat! Whether it be by car or train to the airport, you’ll barely have time to enjoy an in-flight coffee before touching down in Dusseldorf where the complimentary bus shuttle (number 896) will be waiting* to transport you to view the boats of your choice… getting […]

    British Motor Yacht Show 2019

    Join us for red carpet, waterside dining, entertainment, possible sunshine… And the world’s most prestigious motoryachts.  WHERE: Swanwick Marina (opposite our Southampton Office), SO31 1ZL WHEN: 17-19 May, 1030-1730 WHO TO CONTACT: +44 (0) 01489 576888 / WEBSITE: BOATS ON DISPLAY: (TBC) Fairline Targa 43 Open Fairline Targa 48 GT Fairline Targa 48 Open Fairline Squadron 53

    Star Craft Meeting 25-27th August

    STAR CRAFT OWNERS’ CLUB ~ 25th ANNIVERSARY 25-27th AUGUST 2018 WHERE: Bates Wharf Head Office, Bridge Wharf, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8LG WHEN: 25-27th AUGUST 2018 TICKETS: Free entry & parking available on site Following the recent Club AGM, it was unanimously agreed the 25th Anniversary of the Star Craft Owners’ Club would take place at the Bates Wharf […]

    Beneteau Barracuda Tour 2018

    WHERE: Poole Harbour WHEN: 12th May 2018 WHO TO CONTACT: +44 (0) 1323 470066 / The 2018 BENETEAU Barracuda Tour UK qualifying event has been announced for 12th May 2018 at Poole Harbour. Species fishing competition with bigger cash prizes this year!!! Free entry on a Beneteau….Contact our Eastbourne office for more information.

    Dusseldorf Boat Show 2018

    The ultimate maritime adventure in the middle of winter – 17 halls of all things boat – Dusseldorf Boat Show 2018 WHERE: Dusseldorf, Germany WHEN: 20-28 January 2018. WHO TO CONTACT: +44 (0) 1932 571141 / WEBSITE:  STAND: Hall 6, Stand 6D21 Fairline Yachts announces it is set to display an extended range of its latest boats at Boot […]

    Lombard 2017 Outstanding Service Award

    We are incredibly pleased to announce we have been voted as a finalist for the Lombard 2017 Outstanding Service Award. “By far the friendliest and most supportive team I’ve used. After sales and customer care is brilliant.”